Laid back atmoshere but this is predominently because senior managment haven't a clue who should be doing what !!
Grubby poorly kept building
If you are not directly making money for Gartmore you should brush up your CV. The IT infrastructure team were all thrown out to be replaced by people in India to save a fraction of one persons salary by an overly ambitious ex-operator desperate to make an impression.
Gartmore as a company are commited to offloading all non-core areas (ie those that don't make money) which means IT development,DBA's,front office and helpdesk areas are all in the firing line during 2010.
Advice to Management
Provide working conditions that are post 1960's
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